SCREEN GUIDE DAILY: Films in London today 28.01.20

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Find films in London today by: SINGLE-O EXHIBITS (one-off attractions) // MUSEUM SHOWS (several exhibits under one roof – seasons & festivals) // GRIND SHOWS (a selection of regular runs).


FEATURED ATTRACTION

ZERO PATIENCE + Short: THE MAKING OF MONSTERS d. John Greyson, 1993 + 1990 at The Cinema Museum (28 JAN 19:30):

  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest presents: “There never was, and never will be again, a musical like ZERO PATIENCE. Worlds collide as nineteenth century explorer Sir Richard Burton, joins forces with the ghost of ‘Patient Zero’, to refute the urban legend of how HIV was introduced to North America. Offering a subversive and sassy take on the AIDS epidemic, this film remains a jewel in the New Queer Cinema crown.”

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Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020: I GO GAGA, MY DEAR at ICA (15 FEB).

One of our highlights of this early part of the screen year is Japan Foundation’s Touring Film Programme at ICA (31 JAN to 16 FEB).


FILMS IN LONDON TODAY

SINGLE-O EXHIBITS

Films in London today: THE PAWNBROKER at Wimbledon Film Club (28 JAN).
Films in London today: THE PAWNBROKER at Wimbledon Film Club (28 JAN).

THE PAWNBROKER d. Sidney Lumet, 1965 + Q&A with Peter Evans at Curzon Wimbledon (28 JAN 20:30):

  • Wimbledon Film Club presents: “Rod Steiger launched a stellar career as a serious actor with his Oscar-nominated performance as an embittered concentration camp survivor running a pawnshop in 1960s Harlem.  Powerful film from director Sidney Lumet, who made some of Hollywood’s most visionary political/social dramas.”

WHEN TOMATOES MET WAGNER d. Marianna Economou, 2019 + Q&A with organic farmer Alexandros Gousiaris + Greek Snacks at DocHouse (28 JAN 18:30):

  • “In a tiny Greek village, hit hard by the economic crisis, Christo and Alexandros are working with ingenuity, patience and the help of five grannies to branch out into the international food market, exporting jars of their organic goods across the world. They may be up against more regular produce, but their tomatoes have something special going for them – they ripen to sounds of Wagner.”

More films in London today (A – Z):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 1 // SEASONS

Films in London today: MARK OF LILITH, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at BFI Southbank (28 JAN).
Films in London today: MARK OF LILITH, part of A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at BFI Southbank (28 JAN).

70mm PRESENTATIONS at The Prince Charles (ongoing):

  • JOKER 70mm d. Todd Phillips, 2019 (28 JAN 20:45).

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

A WORM’S TAIL VIEW IS OFTEN THE TRUE ONE: FILMS BY PERE PORTABELLA at Close-Up & BFI Southbank (26 NOV 2019 to 15 FEB 2020):

  • Vampire Power: VAMPIR-CUADECUC + MARK OF LILITH d. Pere Portabella, 1972 + d. Polly Gladwin, Isiling Mack-Nataf & Bruna Fionda, 1986 + Intro by Polly Gladwin & Bruna Fionda & Discussion with Roger Luckhurst & Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah (28 JAN 20:30 – BFI Southbank).

BEFORE THE NIGHT at Ciné Lumière (24 to 29 JAN):

BIG SCREEN CLASSICS at BFI Southbank (DEC to JAN):

CAROLE LOMBARD: THE BRIGHTEST STAR at BFI Southbank (JAN):

FAY WELDON at BFI Southbank (JAN):

FELLINI at BFI Southbank (JAN to FEB):

  • Walkers & Wanderers: CITY OF WOMEN 4K aka La Città Delle Donne d. Federico Fellini, 1980 (28 JAN 20:20).

THE FILMS OF CÉLINE SCIAMMA at The Prince Charles (JAN to FEB):

  • TOMBOY d. Céline Sciamma, 2011 (28 JAN 18:30).

HAPPY B-DAY JIM! at House Of Vans (16 JAN to 02 FEB – FREE!/No booking required):

MUSICULTS at Genesis Cinema (JAN):

REMINISCENCES OF JONAS MEKAS at Close-Up (19 JAN to 01 FEB):

THE SAFDIE BROTHERS at The Prince Charles (JAN):


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MUSEUM SHOWS 2 // FESTIVALS

We didn’t find any film festivals in London today… what are we missing?


GRIND SHOWS

Films in London today: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at BFI (24 to 30 JAN).
Films in London today: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at BFI (24 to 30 JAN).

CHINA LOVE d. Olivia Martin-McGuire, 2018 at DocHouse (28 JAN 16:20):

  • “Love is an $80 billion industry in China. It’s not just the wedding itself that brings in the money – a booming trade in pre-wedding photography places the burden on couples to spend thousands on elaborately staged photos depicting lives of luxury.”

CYRANO DE BERGERAC d. Jean-Paul Rappeneau, 1990 at BFI Southbank (28 JAN 14:30, 18:00 & 20:40):

  • “The story of Cyrano de Bergerac has existed in many forms over several centuries but Rappeneau’s adaptation (now celebrating its 30th anniversary) is a delightful, tragi-comic tour de force with Gérard Depardieu’s Cyrano offering romantic tips to young Christian, a suitor with designs on Roxanne, whom Cyrano himself is keen to woo.”

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN d. Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973 at Rio Cinema (28 JAN 15:15).

  • “Hypnotising, unsettling, transgressive, dazzling and decadent, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN also takes satirical bites into a corrupt, greed-fuelled world with attacks on religion, consumerism, fascism, and authority in general. So not just a nostalgia trip then…”

More films in London this week (A – Z):

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